Martha Travis


OREGON – Martha Travis, 91, of Oregon, went to her heavenly home on Sept. 16, 2022.  Martha was born on Feb. 10, 1931 in Rochelle, the daughter of Fredrick and Maxine (Hauser) Schabacker. 

She was married to Harry Travis on Feb. 12, 1950 in Rochelle. Martha attended Rochelle High School and was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Paynes Point Illinois. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and T.O.P.S. Club of Rochelle. Martha loved gardening, canning, baking, raising chickens and taking care of all the farm animals. She worked by Harry’s side farming and fencing. 

Martha is survived by her husband of 72 years, Harry, Children; Terry (Cheryl) Travis, Randy Travis (Rachel Dalton), June Danekas, Edward Travis, Grandchildren; Kori (Wade) Wolter, Jennifer (Loren) Quast, Matthew (Natalie) Travis, Joe Danekas, Kevin Danekas, Great Grandchildren; Alaina Wolter, Landry Wolter, Hadley Quast, and Sisters; Caroline Kessen, Mildred Allen, Dolores Willis, Joyce Schabacker, and Elaine Powell. 

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, brother Augie Schabacker and infant son Larry Travis. 

Funeral service was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Oregon with the Reverend Andrew Kayes Pastor of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Paynes Points officiating. Private burial in the Daysville Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service at the Funeral home on Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. A memorial fund is established for Serenity Hospice Home in memory of Martha. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave a condolence in memory of Martha. 

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